I have a lot of pain from Rheumatoid arthritis that goes up and down in cycles. This makes my bipolar difficult to handle because some of the medications "don't play well together."
Today I have joint pain that just won't quit, but I am also really down emotionaly. I am weepy, my head hurts, I want to go to sleep, everything seems like too much of a struggle. Worse than my pain is an ache in my chest that has nothing to do with my physical pain. It is an emotional ache that just doesn't go away. All I want is to make it stop.
I read the last paragraph and I think I will call my phyc and see if I can ajust my meds for the night. I am home alone for the night (my kids are camping for the night with my parents and my husband will go to work soon overnight) and I really don't trust myself to not wallow in my self pity tonight.
I may be back for the company later.
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be.
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours 3-4 times weekly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)